When I woke up and realized it was snowing, I grabbed my camera and this is the first photo I took of the snow flakes.
Following up from my last post about moving, I will announce that we made the trek north and arrived safely! Besides the 25-hour continuous drive, car-egging incident, wildfire set-back and two other major traffic jams that forced us to u-turn in a grassy median, it all went swimmingly. And I have to give a huge thanks to my parents who helped us drive the moving truck cross-country. The whole do-it-yourself moving method is more work and headache, but by us packing everything and using the help of friends loading up the truck, we sure saved a lot of money and probably will have some pretty lasting memories to say the least.
Currently we’re settled in a farm house (yes, on an actual farm!) until we find and purchase our permanent address. So the months ahead will be just as exciting as the last couple. We’ve only chosen a handful of boxes to unpack along with our clothes, to avoid any unnecessary packing–we’ve had our fill. As for friends and family, it has been exciting to be able to make plans and see them without purchasing a plane ticket. Small things you might take for granted seem so wonderfully convenient, like being able to drive our very own car to a restaurant instead of borrowing someone else’s while in town.
One piece of the puzzle that was missing was the snow. I, a lover of snow, looked forward to catching the tail-end of winter (for Wisconsinites that’s kind of a joke) and getting to “play in the snow” a little before spring set in. But, with the mild winter the Midwest has been having, I began to think that maybe we wouldn’t be seeing much aside from a few flurries. And then I went to sleep the other night saying to my husband just before I shut my eyes, “Why won’t it just snow?”
And I woke up to this, a beautiful invitation to play in the snow…
It took me a little longer to get this post up because…well, pretty much all day I was behind. The typical “Monday’s.” Monday “behindness” if you will. Cell phone alarm didn’t go off (because I got a replacement phone and figured it would set itself I guess), got to work late as a result, which means I worked later, equalling a late dinner that pushed back my usual DVR scheduling, and finally a late walk for Bailey. After all that and a quick “Bailey throw-down” on the dining room carpet, I was ready to blog. I have to say, this is probably the most relaxing part of my day. I’m sitting, almost in the dark with one lamp on, and a glass of red wine flipping through snowy pictures of Wisconsin I hadn’t gotten a chance to look at until tonight. So yeah, today kind of snowballed, but it’s all okay now. Enjoy!
Love the moldy stuff plus the white picket fence together on this bird house!
The berries on this tree reminded me of the currents I used to eat off of the bush at my grandma’s house.
If you’re into cute cheeks and snow, you’ll love this post. As I mentioned previously, I spent the weekend up in Wisconsin (near Sheboygan) and I had a chance to live vicariously through my nephew, who discovered all the fun snow has to offer. Personally, I love the snow and getting a chance to put my boots on and soak my jeans up to my knees was just what I needed. And it was just in the nick of time- the temperature hit the 50′s days later and this particular day you could hear the sounds of melting snow and dripping icicles.
Check out the gallery at the bottom too!
Sledding is all about going fast!
Simulating snow falling seemed like a good idea at the time.
Snow tempts every child…
What are you showing him now…
Here’s a few others to enjoy! And I’ll post others, but they won’t include cute cheeks, I promise ;)
First, I’d like to start off by saying that the reason I haven’t posted for a few days is because I took a trip up to Wisconsin (fun facts), and while on my journey, a friend and I made an amazing (and frightening) discovery. I’m not going to go into detail about how it was created, although I don’t think it needs much explanation, but I’m just going to say that this is just one of those photos you HAVE to share. I also think that it’s safe to say that if there was ever a pizza made in a town near a volcano which was covered in lava, and then discovered years later….this is EXACTLY what it would look like:
It leaves you speechless, I know.
It’s so angry!
Okay, enough with that. Soon I’ll be posting some more productive photos I took on my trip, and I’m glad to report I finally got some snow shots! Here’s a little preview of some to come.
My nephew, learning that snow (or his glove) is quite tasty.